The draft environmental impact report for the Better Market Street Project is now available!

The Planning Department is conducting environmental review of the Better Market Street project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and serves as the Lead Agency in preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) to evaluate the environmental effects of the proposed Better Market Street project. During this phase, the Planning Department, as the lead agency, works with the BMS project team and an environmental review consultant to develop an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) which analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the project and discloses them for public review, consideration and decision-making.


The Planning Department published the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Better Market Street on February 27, 2019, and will be accepting public comment on the draft EIR until 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2019. The report can be viewed at Direct questions or comments about the report to Christopher Thomas at SF Planning: or (415) 575-9036.


The project will be reviewed under both the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  On January 14, 2015, the Planning Department issued a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting.


To follow the Environmental Review Process of the Better Market Street project, visit the Planning Department web page:


We will keep you updated with information about the environmental review process, including technical studies and reports, as well as timelines for public comment periods and schedules for public hearings. We look forward to your comments and participation in the environmental review process. As always, your feedback is essential. Please leave us a comment and sign up for our mailing list to receive all project updates.






Better Market Street: Fact Sheet

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